Category Archives: Medicaid BS

OBAMACARE’S MEDICAID FRAUD

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss what may be Obamacare’s cruelest swindle–dumping 17 million poor Americans into a program that guarantees limited access to doctors and low quality care: A couple of weeks ago I visited my internist for the annual physical to which she subjects me in order to confirm that my various organs [...]

VIDEO: WHY STATES ARE RELUCTANT TO EXPAND MEDICAID UNDER OBAMACARE

A good succinct explanation, from the folks at George Mason University, of why Medicaid has become such a problematic issue for the states since the advent of Obamacare: [ht American Spectator]

OBAMACARE’S PIMPS SMEAR LIPSTICK ON ANOTHER PIG

My column in today’s American Spectator discusses the futile attempts by Obamacare advocates to explain away the latest calamity to hit the “reform” trainwreck: It must be tough these days to be a pro-Obamacare journalist. Every day brings more bad news that must be explained away. Thus, the implementation train wreck becomes the result of [...]

EIGHT GOP GOVERNORS SQUANDER SCOTUS VICTORY ON OBAMACARE MEDICAID MANDATE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the eight GOP governors who have embraced Obamacare’s Medicaid mandate, even though the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional. Medicaid is a joint state-federal program, yet a provision of Obamacare required the withholding of all federal funds from noncompliant states. The plaintiffs argued that this was so coercive that was [...]

ABOUT THAT DOCTORS VS. OBAMACARE VIDEO

This has received a lot of play, but it gets a lot its “facts” wrong. For example, it misses the most important difference between hospitals and free-standing surgery centers. The former are more expensive because hospitals are required by federal law to take all comers. It also compares hospital list price to actual payment received [...]

PERRY BECOMES THE LATEST GOVERNOR TO TELL HHS TO SHOVE OBAMACARE

Like Bobby Jindal, Rick Scott, Scott Walker, and a growing number of additional state governors, Rick Perry has told HHS Commissar Sebelius that Texas won’t be creating a state-based insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid. His letter puts it as follows: Neither a ‘state’ exchange’ nor the expansion of Medicaid under the Orwellian-named PPACA would result [...]

VIDEO: A GOOD SUMMARY OF THE OBAMACARE ISSUES UPON WHICH THE COURT WILL RULE

This brief video from the Pacific Legal Foundation provides a good basic explanation of the issues upon which the Supreme Court will rule in the decision that most Court experts believe will be handed down during the week of June 25: Note: Sandefur does make one error in this otherwise accurate discussion. He says Court has been asked [...]

OBAMACARE RATIONING HITS THE POOR

The most Orwellian feature of ObamaCare is its name, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Countless studies and news stories have documented that PPACA is actually causing health care costs to RISE. And, as David Hogberg points out in IBD, all it “protects” patients from is access to care: Recently, Washington state changed its Medicaid program [...]

A NEW TURD IN THE OBAMACARE PUNCH BOWL

Ya gotta give it to Nancy Pelosi. She is a woman of her word. When she said we had to pass it to see what’s in it, she became the only Democrat to tell the truth about this idiotic law. Here’s the latest stinky surprise: President Barack Obama’s health care law would let several million middle-class [...]

KIDS WITH MEDICAID “COVERAGE” HAVE LESS ACCESS TO ACTUAL CARE

As I have pointed out before, more than half of the uninsured to whom ObamaCare will allegedly provide health care will get it via the Medicaid program. Only one problem—Medicaid pays so poorly most doctors can’t afford to treat patients “covered” by the plan. The result is this: Children with Medicaid are far more likely than those [...]